College of Health Sciences Dean Search

The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) seeks a dynamic and visionary leader for the College of Health Sciences. The Dean will have exceptional opportunities to strengthen and shape how the College of Health Sciences contributes to UTEP's acclaimed mission of Access and Excellence. Through the development of supportive infrastructure, the recruitment of talented faculty, the engagement of community partners, and a strong commitment to student success, the College of Health Sciences has built a portfolio of degree programs that prepares diverse students for challenging health care careers, and has developed engaged programs of research that make a difference in the local and global community. The Dean will play a critical role in the UTEP Edge, the University's new strategic planning initiative, will provide leadership and direction for the future of the College, and will ensure the highest standards of quality in health sciences education and research.

Search Committee

Dr. Bess Sirmon-Taylor, Associate Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Associate Dean, Graduate School

Dr. Eva Moya, Associate Professor of Social Work and Associate Dean, College of Health Sciences

Dr. Delfina Dominguez, Professor of Clinical Lab Sciences
Dr. Harry Meeuwsen, Professor of Kinesiology
Dr. Thenral Mangadu, Assistant Professor of Public Health Sciences
Ms. Leticia Paez, Assistant Dean, College of Health Sciences
Ms. Selina Uranga, Graduate Student in Kinesiology
Dr. Elias Provencio Vasquez, Professor of Nursing and Dean, UTEP School of Nursing
Dr. Robert Kirken, Professor of Biology and Dean, UTEP College of Science
Dr. John Wiebe, Professor of Psychology and Associate Provost
Mr. Louie Rodriguez, UTEP Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs
Dr. Richard Lange, President, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso
Mr. Jacob Cintron, CEO, University Medical Center
Ms. Tracy Yellen, CEO, Paso del Norte Health Foundation
Dr. Kristina Mena, Interim Regional Dean, UT Houston School of Public Health – El Paso Campus


A complete application packet will have a letter of interest addressing the points outlined in the position description, a current curriculum vita, and a list of five professional references, saved as a single PDF file labeled as "LastName-FirstName.pdf". Nominations and application packets should be submitted to or may be mailed to:

College of Health Sciences Dean Search Committee
College of Health Sciences
The University of Texas at El Paso
500 W. University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968

Nominations and applications will be reviewed beginning January 6, 2017, and will be accepted until the position is filled. No referees will be contacted without prior notification to the candidate.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity in employment or the provision of services. Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.